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On your new GTO what did you change 1st

oil, battery, brake pads, brake fluid. What are the most common problems with the 04's?? I'll pick the car up Monday. I've had 5 corvettes.
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5 Corvettes? Well aren't you the lucky one.
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Corvettes are very cheap to drive. The last one cost me $115/month to drive. Bought it in 2/2000 for 34500 sold it 3/2004 for $29,000 that equals $115 month depreciation. I expect the GTO I just bought to be just as cheap to drive. I had a 85' 442 I drove for 18 months that cost me $750 in depreciation.If you buy a sporty car right you'll get out of it right. There is a guy that just bought a new Z06 CE corvette with a MSRP of $57400 for $40,000 on corvetteforum.com I'm sorry for you that jumped early on your GTO's. I have bought alot of cars over the years. You have to know when and how to buy and the price you can buy at. The time of year matters, the economy, and what is sittting on the lots. My previous 94 corvette cost me $180/ month to drive. I could go on.The GTO's being sold at these prices $18000-19000 when they are going at auction wholesale of $24000-$25000 are the best bargain I've seen in years. I wish I could buy 3 or 4 more but only one of the three of my family's GM cards qualify. Forums like this where people can compare notes will save you money. It is where I found the bonus gmcard reward otherwise I wouldn't have gotten the GTO.

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5 Corvettes? Well aren't you the lucky one.
Only the first Corvette is expensive. After that, it's all down hill.
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Unless you run the h*ll out of the car. You lose your butt on family cars. A 04 cadillac is worth $22000 to $24000 wholsale right now. Not bad for a $46000 car. They come with a jar of vaseline.
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hahahahaha!!!!
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oil, battery, brake pads, brake fluid. What are the most common problems with the 04's?? I'll pick the car up Monday. I've had 5 corvettes.
Installed an automatic dimming rearview mirror with compass and temperature readout.
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Installed an automatic dimming rearview mirror with compass and temperature readout.
That sound Cool where did you get the unit at?
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That sound Cool where did you get the unit at?
I got the mirror at:
http://accessory-center.com/series.plx/30/1533/1865
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The lack of auto dimming rear view mirror was a plus for me, having rented several cars with them, they always seemed to be slow and I felt like I would get blinded by cars pulling in behind me.
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